Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mockdecott 2016!

For the second year in a row, I am running a mock Caldecott competition at my daughters' school.

I nominated 12 books this year.  There were lots of wonderful books that have also been mentioned as possible contenders, but I couldn't include all of them.

Although the Caldecott committee is only supposed to consider the quality of the work, I try to present the students with a mix of books: diverse in subject matter, medium, ethnic background of the author/illustrator/characters, fiction and nonfiction.

So without further ado, our 2016 nominees are [drum roll]:

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van, illustrated by Amy Chu

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Waiting, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

My Pen, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin

The Whisper, written and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Home, written and illustrated by Carson Ellis

We Forgot Brock!, written and illustrated by Carter Goodrich

Lenny & Lucy by Phillip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Are you running or participating in a mock Caldecott this year?  Is your child?  What books are on your short list?

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